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A protected class of criminals

Corporations are endowed with the rights of an individual under U.S. law, but often enable individual wrongdoers to escape punishment for malfeasance. What kind of system of justice does the nation have when felons can defraud the world, essentially with ...

BHA readying RFP for Bunker Hill redevelopment

The Boston Housing Authority has moved a step closer to tapping private development dollars in the face of public funding gaps that make it difficult to operate and improve its aging housing stock. In a public meeting May 28 at ...

Complex history lurks behind Crispus Attucks’ teapot

A pewter teapot, said to have belonged to Revolutionary War-era hero Crispus Attucks, is on display at the Boston Public Library. Like Attucks himself, the history of the teapot generates more questions than answers.

Recipe for disaster

The City of Boston released its first-ever action plan to ensure food system resiliency. The report, titled Resilient Food Systems, Resilient Cities: Recommendations for the City of Boston, is a top-down examination of all the steps in the city’s food ...

Terence Blanchard

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring ...

Baltimore prosecutor sets higher standard for police conduct

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s grand jury indictment against the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray demonstrates that district attorney’s can secure justice in cases against police.

Sheriff, department prepare to kick off second annual summer enrichment program

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for its Second Annual Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program for the young people of Suffolk County. The initiative, created by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins in 2014, provides summer ...

Bernie Sanders candidacy pushes Democrats to left

The political campaign has begun to elect the successor to President Barack Obama. It is still much too early to engage the interest of the voters, the decisive election is not until November 2016. But before then, the candidacy of ...

Vets, officials pay homage in Mattapan Memorial Day ceremony

As the nation paused this weekend to observe Memorial Day, a group of veterans and elected officials gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan to pay homage to those who died while serving in the military. Among them were key ...

Kneading social capital with B.R.E.A.D. group

Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue — riffing off the metaphor of “breaking B.R.E.A.D. together” — is a new grassroots group formed last November by local activists Leora Rifkin, Justin Springer, Roxanne Longoria and Erin Anderson. They want to foster rich ...

Report: City on track to produce new 53,000 homes

A report showed that the city was on track with the mayor’s goals for total housing and low-income units. The latter was bolstered by last week’s announcement of nearly $39 million in city funding to support affordable housing developments across ...

‘Funeral’ mourns lack of city-funded youth jobs

Youth organizers staged a ‘funeral’ procession for youth jobs in downtown Boston last week to criticize the lack of significant funding increases in the city’s budget for summer and year-round employment — a flatline that they said reflected misplaced priorities ...

Senate holds fares down, approves oversight board for T

The Massachusetts Senate voted against allowing fare increases for the MBTA, and approved an oversight panel, to be appointed by the governor.

Walter J. Ramos

Walter J. Ramos has been appointed the new president of Carney Hospital.

Condos pose opportunities, risks for local home buyers

While prices of single- and multi-family homes are quickly becoming unaffordable for Roxbury residents, condominiums provide an affordable alternative. But stiff competition and unstable condo associations present hurdles and risks for prospective buyers.